A video has been widely circulated on social media as a 'proof' that Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, would be getting married to President Muhammadu Buhari today, Friday, October 11.
The video is being shared with the claim that the minister was already celebrating her 'pre-wedding party'.
However, the claim is entirely false.
The purported pre-wedding video above was recorded on Saturday, September 14, in celebration of Farouq's appointment as a minister under the Buhari-led administration, The Cable reports.
She was inaugurated as the minister of the newly created ministry on Wednesday, August 21.
She tweeted about the event on September 15, saying, "Yesterday, I attended a walimah organised by my family and friends to congratulate me on my appointment as a honourable minister by President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that presidential spokesman debunked the viral claim that President Muhammadu Buhari was set to marry Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, as a second wife.
Adesina described the claim as a deceptive manoeuvre by those who fabricated it. He also confirmed that there was no marriage taking place at the Presidential Villa as stated in the viral claim.
Meanwhile, Faruq has also dissociated herself from a fake Twitter account that has been impersonating her on the social media platform.
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